Point Colville– Rugged coastal headland on Lopez Island

  Quick Facts: Location: Lopez Island Land Agency: San Juan Islands National Monument Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 180 feet Contact: Bureau of Land Management  Detailed Information: Day Hiking The San Juans and Gulf Islands (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Dogs permitted on leash; coastal cliffs—keep children nearby  Access: From Anacortes, take Washington State Ferry to Lopez Island Landing. Follow […]

Tom McCall Point─Legendary Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Display

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Oregon Nature Conservancy and Mayer State Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Notes: Dogs prohibited; Trail closed from Nov 1 through Apr 30 to limit tread damage. Practice Leave No Trace Principles Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Contact: Oregon […]

Chelan Lakeshore Trail—Spring has sprung along Washington’s inland fjord

Quick Facts: Location: Central Cascades Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Green Trails Map: Stehekin, WA- No. 82 Contact: Lake Chelan National Recreation Area,  Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin; Special Note: Accessible only by boat or sea plane. Regular passenger ferry service is available from Chelan and Field’s […]

Double Bluff – Dog-friendly beach hiking on Whidbey Island

Quick Facts: Location: Whidbey Island Land Agency: Island County Parks, Washington State Parks, and the Washington DNR Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: Take State Ferry from Mulkiteo to Clinton on Whidbey Island. Continue north on SR 525 for 8.5 miles turning left onto Double Bluff Road. Proceed for 2.0 miles to road end […]